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I had to go to the Gemini Invite gymnastics meet in Clearwater,
Florida. It was early in the morning, so we drove there the night
before and stayed in a hotel. My friend Amanda was staying at the
same hotel as us, so we ate breakfast together. I scored:
Vault 9.15 (7th place)
Bars 9.15 (3rd place)
Beam 9.4 (1st place)
All Around 36.3 (2nd place)
It was my first 36. After the meet we ate lunch with Amanda and
Tonight at gymnastics practice I broke my middle finger on my left
hand doing a back handspring. Mom came and got me and took me to
the emergency room at the hospital. After they x-rayed it, I found
out it was broken in two spots. The doctor put a splint on it and
said I had to go to an orthopedic surgeon to see if I would need a cast.
||On the 10th we went to see the orthopedic
surgeon and it turned out that I did need a cast. They connected
my index finger to the broken finger and put a cast up to my elbow!
They said I would need to wear it for four weeks and then a week of
recovery after it was off. I couldn't get the cast wet and I
wasn't allowed to ride my bike to school so mom had to drive me. I
still went to gymnastics but I just did conditioning, beam (on the low
beam), and dance.
I still had to do all the work in school,
even though I had to write with my right hand.
Tonight we went to Leu Gardens
to listen to ghost stories. This is the 3rd year in a row that
we've done this. They stories were OK, but the past 2 years were
better. One of my favorite stories was "The Green Gourd".
Today I got my first report card from middle school. As usual,
I got all A's.
At school we dressed up as Egyptians to end our Egyptian unit.
We played Egyptian games and in math class we had an Egyptian
restaurant. Mom helped by bringing in a sliced cucumber dish that
was really gross! Mom made my costume.
After school I went to a Halloween party at Catherine and Courtney's
house (we carpool to the gym with them). We played games, ate
food, and of course went trick-or-treating. We got lots and lots
of yummy candy. (Amanda was there too.)